BabyBjorn’s oldest product, the Bouncer Balance Soft bouncy chair, has been given a makeover. I was lucky enough to be given an advance viewing ahead of its launch next year.
The original dates back to 1961 but the new-look chair has been given a very sleek design, as you would expect from a BabyBjorn product. It is also very light and can be adjusted to suit the needs of children from birth up to three years of age (3.5-13.5kg).
Bed time for our eldest daughter started off like any other on Saturday night. She had changed into pyjamas, brushed her teeth and had said goodnight to both mummy and a visiting granny.
It was when I sat down on her bed to read a bedtime story that things went wrong. There was a loud crack as the bed broke and I hurtled a not-remotely-life-threatening 60 centimetres to the ground. On hitting the floor I found myself surrounded by the remnants of a varnished-pine Mothercare bed, an animal print duvet and a mattress.
I knew I had to review Nick Cope’s latest album when I visited his website and listened to a few taster tracks from a previous recording. My eldest daughter happened to be in the room at the time and her response was so positive I felt I must put pen to paper, as it were.
Today has been one of those days where there was lot of parenting by DVD. I’ve been ill, the rain’s been chucking it down so we’ve only been able to go outside for a short spell and my wife’s still recovering from having given birth a couple of weeks ago.
Something has had to give. Unfortunately it’s meant our eldest has been left to watch a couple of DVDs and, er, one or two cartoons. Don’t get me wrong, she hasn’t been dumped in front of the tellybox all day but she’s spent more time in front of the cathode ray tube than I am comfortable with (yes, we still have an old fashioned television).
My previous two posts have been about my wife and our new born child. As parents we have to remember that we have another daughter and that we’ve gone from being a family of three to a family of four.
Here’s a guest post I’ve written for the Dadgang.com website about my thoughts, fears and experiences about the expansion of our family and how our eldest daughter has coped.